Intergroup Central Office is Opening
June 2, 2020
Willamette Valley Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous executive committee is resuming the partial opening of Central Office on June 8, 2020.
We will strive to be open from 10am to 6pm Monday – Friday. We will not be open for the weekends.
Due to volunteer life situations, it is possible that the office will not be open at a specific time/day. We recommend you call ahead to verify. CENTRAL OFFICE PHONE#: 503 399-0599 Due to the current health situation and in accordance with the Phase 1 guidelines, masks are required inside the Central Office. We also require 6 -foot distancing. There will be a sign on the floor inside the door to guide you. The Office staff will be wearing masks and will complete your order and give to you.
The customer area will be sanitized several times during the day to ensure your visit is comfortable and safe. Please knock on the door before entering the office in case another customer is already inside.
The WVI Advisory Board met today and determined we will lay off our Central Office Manager for the month of April. We will re-visit the situation toward the end of April and make further determinations at that time. Laura F. has been a wonderful asset to our fellowship and has served gallantly for many years. Give her a great big ZOOM hug! Hopefully the situation will be remedied in the next few months. In the meantime, your Member-at-Large, Andy, will be fielding any questions you might have concerning volunteering to man the phones in the safety of your home.. We have a Thursday shift open at this time. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org We encourage members and groups to continue to support Central Office to keep the phone working and the mail flowing. We have a PayPal button for donations on our website.
Grapevine and La Viña are here to help
Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close.
To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to all of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues.
(The audio to Grapevine’s stories will be available as well, so people can listen to the stories if they like.)
Please share with your fellows. We have also included a link to our Youtube channel with some original audio stories as well as other important information.
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Assume All In Person Meetings are Temporarily Cancelled Due To Coronavirus
But zoom meetings are available and can be found here with the meeting type set to zoom.
Phone Meetings Are Available
712-432-0075 code: 654443#
daily 9am and 7pm
fri-sat 9pm also
712-775-7031 code: 198520#
712-432-3900 code: 494179#
24-Hour Phone Line (503) 399-0599
Alcoholics Anonymous is
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholicsto achieve sobriety. Copyright © The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission.
For Al-Anon schedules and info click here:
Information about Al-Anon is presented here as a service to members of the Fellowship and/or their families. Neither the Willamette Valley Intergroup,
nor the Central Office in Salem are affiliated with Al-Anon.
[From the Al-Anon Service Manual (pg 113)".....Although a separate entity, Al-Anon should always cooperate with Alcoholics Anonymous.
In relating to local A.A. Intergroups or central offices, Al-Anon may offer: ? to name one or two members to act as liaison and to provide current lists of group contacts for Twelfth Step referrals ? to submit Al-Anon/Alateen meeting information for inclusion in A.A.?s local meeting list if asked to do so ? to reimburse A.A. for any expenses incurred on Al-Anon?s behalf, such as telephone calls, cost of printing meeting lists on which Al-Anon meetings are also listed, copying costs.......Al-Anon performs its own Twelfth Step work in alcohol treatment centers, hospitals, and other facilities, and with professionals that work with families and friends of alcoholics. Experience has shown that cooperation with A.A. can be mutually beneficial......." Therefore, the following questions are provided here with the hope that they will be mutually beneficial in recovery.
A. A. Cooperates With Professionals
If you are a Professional Working With Alcoholics, perhaps you would like more information. If so, please contact the Central Office during normal business hours.
Public Information about Alcoholics Anonymous
If you want more information about Alcoholics Anonymous, or wish to establish a contact in Marion/Polk Counties, please contact the Central Office during normal business hours.
Hospitals and Institutions
If you are an AA member interested in service or are a treatment center, hospital or institution and need further information, please contact Aaron at 971-209-8413.
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Singleness of Purpose - Solving Our Common Problem
"SINGLENESS OF PURPOSE" IS ESSENTIAL TO THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM. The reason for such exaggerated focus is to overcome denial.
The denial associated with alcoholism is cunning, baffling, and powerful and affects the patient, helper, and the community.
Unless alcoholism is KEPT RELENTLESSLY IN THE FOREGROUND, other issues will usurp everybody's attention.
From Box 459, published bimonthly the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous, February/March 2003 by George E. Valiant, M. D. Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee A.A. General Service Board